Hello all, this is my very first post here. My DH was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in August 2018. He had chemo/radiation prior to surgery, removal of part of colon/rectum and then pump chemo every other week for 4 months. We were so happy to have two clear scans after that. Then due to COVID, a scan was pushed back. Last scan in June showed a 2cm mass I his liver. Luckily the tumor was able to be surgically removed with clear margins. The plan is to start Xeloda next week. My question is when should the HAI pump be considered? We love our oncology team and they are an hour away. MSK is many states away from us. I just want to make sure we make the right decisions. Is an HAI pump mainly to get you to surgery or should it be chosen as a maintenance? Any experience with similar situation, Xeloda, etc. is appeciated. Thank you all for your help. This forum is a Godsend, so full of hope and inspiration.
DH diagnosed August 21, 2018 with colorectal cancer
6 weeks chemo/radiation
Surgery December 2018/ileo
4 Months Chemo pump
July 1, 2019 Ileo reversal
two clear scans then boom June 2020 mass in liver
Liver resection July 1, 2020, scheduled to start Xeloda